Acupuncture Washington DC


“The greatest wealth is health” —Virgil

The New Frontier of Medicine

DC Acupuncture and StressThe pioneering physicians of today know that treating just symptoms is not the best approach for the patient, and the focus is becoming more on treating the underlying conditions.  This is known as functional medicine.

It is also becoming increasingly clear that medicine needs to be individualized and one protocol that may work wonders for one patient may not be the best approach for another patient with the same condition. This is known as personalized medicine.

Oriental medicine has had this philosophy at its core for over three thousand years.

Each patient is treated as a unique individual and treatment revolves not just around their symptoms but also around the underlying condition and their propensities, so they can stay healthy long-term.

The ultimate goal with acupuncture is to get you to a place where you are healthy, symptom and pain free, and able to thrive spiritually.

I practice 5 element and 8 principle forms of acupuncture. 8 principle acupuncture is geared more towards “where is the discomfort, and why”, whereas 5 element acupuncture is geared more towards spiritual growth and emotions, our strengths and our weaknesses.  Having studied both forms of acupuncture, I find that acupuncture best serves the client when both systems are used. A lot of times, our discomfort is due to a disharmony in the body, or mind; yet sometimes the root of the problem is emotional and or spiritual.

5 element acupuncture is extremely valuable in terms of allowing us to achieve our full potential and to find meaning in our lives and work.

A typical treatment in my clinic involves an intake and a treatment initially, which takes about 1.5 hrs.  Any follow-ups take about an hour.

At Summit Healing Arts, you receive:

  • The type of Acupuncture best suited to you
  • Proven and effective herbal formulations; if indicated
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Meditation and guided imagery
  • Coaching; life and lifestyle

Herbal formulations, when acupuncture alone is not improving conditions fast enough, can be a powerful complimentary addition to the acupuncture.

Let me help you achieve a state of well being that will allow you to live your life to the fullest.

We also offer facial acupuncture; gentle treatment that you can read about here.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear.”  ~Buddha

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